On Nov. 18, President John Garvey announced a plan for Spring 2021 (read the full letter). In the spring semester, we expect to have a total of 1,172 resident students — each having his or her own private bedroom.

The move-in process will again be staggered over several days, applying the lessons learned by the careful process used last August. All residential students will receive a COVID test as they move into their residence halls January 21-24. In-person classes will be available to all undergraduate and graduate students in spring 2021. Slightly more than 50% of classes are expected to be offered in person, with the rest exclusively online.

Below you will find links to information about the Spring 2021 semester for students, parents, faculty, and employees.

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Catholic University 2021 Plan

This University's plan for the spring semester was approved by the District of Columbia in December. It prioritizes health and safety while increasing the number of resident students, expanding COVID testing capacity, resuming inter-collegiate athletics, and offering more in-person classes. 

View the 2021 Plan

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COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest communications and updates from the University related to COVID-19, including links to updated FAQ pages for students, parents, and University employees. This page also includes links to resources from outside organizations. 

Read the Latest Updates

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Through the University’s campus-wide campaign —“Respect. Protect.”— we make it clear that we are in this together. We are a community of students, faculty, and staff committed to taking all suggested and mandated steps necessary to keep one another safe. This is our pledge to one another.

Download Health and Safety Flyers